Join Mentis Technology Solutions to learn about aiCALENDAR, a vital component in creating the Connected Court.
Wednesday, Aug 26 at 1pm EDT
Unprecedented times have forced courts to re-examine the value of virtual courtrooms. Courts are realizing that a connected court is more than just an online court session — it’s also about connecting the court calendar to those who need it. Judges need quick, easy access to their cases straight from their calendars. Attorneys and litigants need a way to find available hearings, schedule their cases efficiently based on established guidelines and verify their next court date. Being able to launch the virtual session right in the calendar is incredibly useful.
Join us on August 26 to see aiCALENDAR and how it makes the connected court possible.
This webinar was held Friday, July 17. Listen to the recording HERE
A Panel Discussion by Judges, for Judges
Just three months ago, the forced adoption of the virtual court was uncomfortable and uncertain.
But, according to this June 2020 poll, you wouldn’t know that. Conducted by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the public survey says two out of three people are receptive to appearing in court remotely, and 44 percent of respondents would be more comfortable serving on juries remotely.
This data comes just as the opportunity to resume in-person court processes arises. Now, many Judges, Clerks and Court Admins are asking: Is reverting to completely in-person courtroom procedures truly a best practice?
Taking the mic for that question, among many others, are a few judges from across the nation. Join us for their panel discussion on:
- Today’s court versus the pre-pandemic court
- Virtual courtroom tools: what Judges are using, and what they wish they had
- Virtual courts: a staple process or a back-up plan?
- The ruling on aiSMARTBENCH, the electronic daily docket designed by Judges, for Judges
- The Judiciaries’ vision for the future of courts
- Your Q&A!
Meet the Judges
Hon. Mark Singer, Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Manatee County, FL
The majority of Judge Mark Singer’s judicial career has been supported by electronic court tools, specifically aiSMARTBENCH. An early adopter of court technology with past and present service in both Circuit and County courts, the Hon. Mark Singer speaks to an expansive history on the evolution of the courts’ challenges and needs, the curveball thrown at courts amidst COVID-19, and offers his thoughts on where the courtroom is headed.
- Years of Judicial Service: 14
- Years Using aiSMARTBENCH: 12
Hon. Amy Meachum, Judge, 201st District Court of Travis County, TX
Since January 2011, Judge Amy Meachum has been presiding over Travis County’s 201st District Court. Also serving as Civil Presiding Judge for all the civil and family courts in Travis County and the judicial liaison for the Administrative and Public Law Council for the State Bar of Texas, Judge Meachum has been leveraging an electronic bench for the past seven years to manage her usual array of judicial and administrative responsibilities. Relying on it as more of a necessity during the pandemic, Judge Meachum shares how this multi-faceted tool supports ever-changing circumstances.
- Years of Judicial Service: 9
- Years Using aiSMARTBENCH: 7
Hon. Michael L. Jaconette, Chief Judge, Calhoun County Courts, Calhoun County, MI
From 2010 to 2011, Judge Jaconette succeeded from serving as Calhoun County’s elected Probate Judge to the currently presiding Chief Probate Judge. With a decade of judicial experiences and expanded responsibilities under his belt, Judge Jaconette was fairly new to the realm of court technology before having to jump in feet first amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Listen in as he journeys us through his recent experiences with and without electronic court tools, and its impacts on the probate community during COVID-19.
- Years of Judicial Service: 10
- Years Using aiSMARTBENCH: 1
Listen to this webinar with ImageSoft and Mentis Technology. Clerk solutions being sold as a judges solution are falling short: two many clicks, too slow, too oriented to data entry. Ben Martin of Mentis Technology discusses new features of aiSMARTBENCH followed by a back-and-forth discussion with Dan Wallis, Court Administrator for the 22nd Judicial District (McHenry County, IL.) Moderated by Kevin Legister of ImageSoft.
Happy Anniversary – Yolo County Marks One Year Live with aiSMARTBENCH
Yolo County Superior Court in Northern California handles a heavy caseload of criminal, civil and business matters across 12 court settings. Judges are becoming accustomed to changes in technology. In just a few short years, the evolution of the courtroom and judge chambers has cycled through manual typewriters, electric typewriters, word processors, and personal computers with word processing programs. Copiers that went from having wet paper on a roll to dry single sheets are now mostly obsolete – replaced by ink and laser jet printers. And courtroom dictation/reporting equipment went from belt-driven machines to hand-held electronic recorders to hands-free digital devices. As technology changes, judges and court administrators must decide when it makes sense for them to adapt to the changing times.Read more
The National Association for Court Management’s (NACM) annual conference is one of the most anticipated events each year for the justice community…and this year, we have an all-star team on stage discussing court technology. Listen in on this lively conversation between Brad Smith, ImageSoft’s senior justice consultant; Ben Martin of Mentis Technology Solutions; and Dan Willis, Trial Court Administrator for McHenry County in Illinois, as they debate how to best integrate technology in the court system.
aiINDEX Brings Intelligent Automation to Governments
In our connected, customer-centric world, consumers have come to expect that their needs will be met quickly and agreeably — especially in areas, where HelloFresh™ delivers your groceries, Amazon.com® provides same-day delivery, and Uber and Lyft compete to have a car to your door in minutes.
Local governments, however, have too often provided a different experience: forms that have to be printed and mailed; payments taken only by cash or check; appointments that have to be conducted in person and in offices open only from 9 AM to 5 PM.Read more
Empowering Court Administrators and Judges in the Digital Age
Be sure to catch this session at the upcoming National Association for Court Management Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV July 21-25. It highlights the innovations in judicial tools and digital workflows to address the challenges and gaps in connecting the Court with disparate stakeholders.Read more
This local TV news clip captured the behind-the-scene efficiencies of aiSMARTBENCH which enabled Escambia County judge Jennifer Frydrychowitz and the Escambia Clerk’s Office to expedite the processing of people who had suspended driver’s licenses to obtained reissued licenses. These aiSmartBench efficiencies not only fast-tracked a group of under-served constituents of the county but, in some instances, led to hugs for the judge, promoting goodwill across the board.
Mentis Technology Solutions, LLC has donated a handcrafted judge’s bench, clerk station and witness stand to the National Judicial College.
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